Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

A Fair Census Supports Shared Economic Opportunity

Posted on October 22, 2019

A fair and accurate 2020 census is essential for addressing poverty and expanding economic opportunity, according to Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Cara Brumfield of the Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality. In the latest Spotlight Exclusive Commentary, Dutta-Gupta and Brumfield argue that in addition to allowing us to understand our communities, the census matters for fair funding and the distribution of political power. They conclude by urging all stakeholders to take action to ensure a full and accurate count: “The [Census] bureau has an enormous task ahead of it, and it will take all of us to help them get it right.”


More Democratic Engagement


Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector

We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.

Get the Update Delivered
Subscribe